Dormaa Aduana Stars over the weekend received a rousing welcome from their numerous supporters and residents in the Brong Ahafo Region clad in the team’s colours of Blue and White when they were met on arrival at Bechem Nkwanta in the Tano South District, the entry point to the region.
This was part of activities of the homecoming of the team after participating in the Zone One Polytank National Middle League in Kumasi and their subsequent qualification to the Premiership.
The jubilant and enthusiastic crowd kept on swelling when the team on board a Civilian Nissan Bus, also in the colours of the team in a convoy, drove through the Bechem, Duayaw-Nkwanta, Abesim, Sunyani and Nsoatre town to Dormaa Ahenkro, the home of the team, amidst brass band music and tooting of car horns.
The jubilation over the team’s qualification to particiapte in the elite division reached a crescendo when the team arrived at Dormaa Ahenkro en route to the Abampredease palace, the seat of the Overlord of the Dormaa State, Osagyefo Oseedeyea Agyeman Badu II, and the Queenmother, Nana Akosua Fiema Dwabeng.
The thick and uncontrollable crowd followed the team through some of the Principal streets in Dormaa Ahenkro till they arrived at the Omanhene’s palace where they met Osagyefo Oseedeyea Agyeman Badu II, who is also the President of the Dormaa Traditional Council and other members.
In brief remarks, the overlord congratulated the team on their qualification to the premiership and for bringing glory and joy to the Dormaa state.
Nana Agyeman Badu disclosed that the traditional council had earmarked an amount of ¢360,000 as seed capital to run the team for the first season in the premiership.
The omanhene urged the team not to be complacent and allow their entry into the premiership to gey into their heads, but must rather continue to work hard to win more laurels.
Nana Agyeman Badu advised supporters of the club to eschew hooliganism and other violent acts during their matches, both home and away, since the law would not spare anybody who indulged in such acts.
He also thanked all citizens of Dormaa based outside or other well wishers for their contributions in cash and kind to enable the team gain entry into the elite division.